Tag: Political geography

UK ‘spied on Argentina’ over Falklands, claims Edward Snowden

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According to reports in the Argentine media, Britain was concerned that Argentina could launch another attempt to reclaim the Falkland Islands. The two nations fought a war over the islands in 1982. Last month the British government announced it was

Russia Expels Latvian, German Nationals Suspected of Espionage

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A former Latvian parliamentarian has been deported from Russia after the country’s Federal Security Service (FSB) accused him of spying on behalf of Latvia and the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Russia’s state-run NTV channel reported Sunday. “I am Alexei Kholostov, an ethnic Russian and a citizen of Latvia.

Of Course States Spy on States

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The most recent skirmish between U.S. and People’s Republic of China (PRC) military forces occurred on August 19, when a Chinese J-11 fighter jet conducted reckless and confrontational maneuvers in close proximity to a U.S. Navy P-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft

China urged the US to stop “close-in surveillance”

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Chinese and US military officials are holding talks on a code of conduct at the Pentagon, reports say. The meeting comes days after Washington protested to the Chinese military, saying a Chinese fighter jet intercepted a US military patrol plane

The CIA Must Tell the Truth About My Rendition At 12 Years Old

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This week, the Senate Intelligence Committee is fighting the White House and the CIA over pre-publication redactions made to a Congressional report on the agency’s use of torture and rendition. This debate is very personal for Khadija al-Saadi, who at

Cold War-Style Spy Games Return to Melting Arctic

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In early March, a mysterious ship the size of a large passenger ferry left a Romanian wharf, glided through the narrow Bosporus that separates Europe and Asia, and plotted a course toward Scandinavia. About a month later, at the fenced-in

CIA’s plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries U.S. military

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The CIA is planning to close its satellite bases in Afghanistan and pull all its personnel back to Kabul by early summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of

Mole Who Met Bin Laden Killed by Al Qaeda in Bosnia

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An FBI mole who provided valuable intelligence on al Qaeda and met with Osama bin Laden was lured away from the FBI to work for the CIA, but was killed by al Qaeda operatives in Bosnia who suspected he was

Indonesia, Australia spy claim tension spreads to corporate world

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(Reuters) – Rising diplomatic tension between Australia and Indonesia spread into the corporate world on Friday, after a state-owned Indonesian firm suspended talks with Australian cattle ranchers, citing trust issues between the neighbors. PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) is the

UK intelligence still active in HK

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Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said Tuesday that any foreign interference in Hong Kong wouldn't be allowed when remarking on reports that the UK's foreign intelligence agency had stepped up espionage activities in Hong Kong since 1997. "China will

Colombia and Nicaragua’s Maritime Dispute Intensifies

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Less than one year after the International Court of Justice settled a long-standing maritime border dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia, the two countries are verbally sparring again. The southwestern Caribbean is important to both Nicaragua and Colombia for both strategic

Veteran Luxembourg PM resigns in spy scandal

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LUXEMBOURG (AFP) –  Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Europe's longest-serving leader, tenders his resignation Thursday in a scandal involving the tiny nation's secret services, alleged to have indulged in misconduct on his watch. "I am calling a cabinet meeting at

Mexico seeks ‘broad information’ on reported US spying

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Mexico has asked the United States to provide "broad information" about a report that it was among Latin American nations targeted by US electronic espionage, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, July 9. The Brazilian newspaper O

Morales challenges U.S. after Snowden rumor holds up plane in Europe

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(CNN) — A defiant Evo Morales was back in Bolivia on Thursday, railing against the United States after his presidential jet was held up in Europe under suspicions that U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden had hitched a ride. France, Spain,

Cyber-Conflict Escalates in Midst of North Korean Tensions

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  North Korea appears to increase its cyber activity in step with its controversial nuclear program, while the U.S. boosts its own programs and Chinese espionage attacks continue. Nation-state attacks through the Internet continue to escalate, with a massive surge

Former N Korea spy says military threats show Kim’s insecurity

A former North Korean spy says Pyongyang’s recent threats are born from the insecurity of the country’s leader, Kim Jong-Un. Kim Hyun-Hee says that Kim is too young and inexperienced and is struggling to gain complete control of the military

South Korea: Cyber Attack Originated in China

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South Korean officials say a cyber attack that shut down computers at several of the country's top banks and broadcasters originated in China. The Korea Communications Commission on Thursday said an initial investigation revealed that a Chinese IP address created

Major Computer Crash in SKorea, Hackers Suspected

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Computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters crashed en masse Wednesday, paralyzing bank machines across the country and prompting speculation of a cyberattack by North Korea. Screens went blank at 2 p.m. (0500 GMT), with reports

Venezuelan leader: Pentagon, CIA involved in plot against country

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(CNN) — Venezuela's interim leader has upped the ante in his accusations about U.S. plots to destabilize his country, calling on President Barack Obama to investigate. "Factors in the Pentagon and the CIA" are conspiring as elections approach in the

North Korea says its rockets can hit U.S. mainland

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(Reuters) – North Korea has rockets that can hit the U.S. mainland, it said on Tuesday, two days after South Korea struck a deal with the United States to extend the range of its ballistic missiles. North and South Korea